I have always had a canine companion. There is something really wonderful about the selfless love and joy they bring. But lets face it, sometimes they come with certain challenges in the indoor environment. Between, food bowls, toys, beds, and barriers, it can be challenging to create a beautiful space without those necessitates.
However, there are so many great solutions out there that can now provide functional solutions for your pup, while maintaining a well designed space. If you have a small space in your kitchen or mudroom to build in Fido's food bowls, they become easier to clean and keep out of the way. And while you are at it, add in a pot filler, for hassle free water bowl filling.
My little Pomeranian Fergie is a good dog when someone is home, but she just cant resit the temptation to do things she shouldn't when she is unsupervised. Like any dogs, she has to be crated when we are out. Dog crates are not the most appealing things to have out in your home. Thank goodness for customization and the latest designer options. You can build these little spaces on the lower part of shelves, in the base of a cabinet, or if you are not able to built one in, there are freestanding options on the market.
Check out some of these options from Etsy! (Click image to go to product page)
You may not need a crate for your pup, but still need a solution to create barriers to keep them out of some spaces. Gates can be an annoying obstacle. Not to mention an eyesore. However, there are some great solutions that can add architectural interest and functionality.
Laundry rooms, mudrooms, and garages can be a great place to add a dog washing space. Check out some of these residential doggie spa ideas.
No matter what your budget is, there are great solutions out there for you and your canine companion. I you have a space you would like assistance with or to start your pet friendly project with me, click the button below.
Ellie McIntosh, grew up as a creative thinker. Inspired by her father, a furniture designer an inventor and musician, she took the path to creativity. Her artistic journey has taken her as far as France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Spain, Germany, Morocco, and many places throughout the United States and Mexico, where she utilized various